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    Xt m8000 shadow+ Rd clutch not staying engaged

    Cross posting from the drive train forum to see if I can get any additional help.

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can point me to an answer to my problem since I've been searching for a couple of weeks.O have a Rd m8000 gs, it's about 6 months old with 1500+ miles on it.

    Problem: Clutch does not stay in the "on" position. The lever never actually "clicks" for lack of better term into the on position. It gets hard to push down, but turns off in rock gardens, rough terrain, drops, etc.

    Things I've tried:
    LBS
    Re grease the pivot bearing
    Tighten and loosen the clutch tension screw
    Replace the p pivot and clutch mechanism

    The problem still persists.

    Any ideas? I really wanted to put my extra cash towards a Garmin instead of a new Rd...Thanks for any help!

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    It's a pretty simple mechanical set up. Did you get it corrected?
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    Warranty that thing...

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    Old post but....I had the same problem with mine. Took the clutch apart, cleaned and lube but it still wouldn't stay. I noticed my buddies bike, who has the same derailleur, had a noticeable almost click when the lever was engaged. Mine didn't. When you remove the cover and flip the lever you can see that it turns a cam. The cam has a flat spot it needs to ride on when in the on position. On mine the metal alignment pin that turns the cam had spun out of orientation in the plastic lever (its pressed in). I took my plastic lever out of the derailleur and turned the metal alignment pin CCW a little until it would cam over (slowly, doesnt take a lot of force). I then put a small drop of epoxy on it to hopefully hold it in place. So far so good.

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    As a curiosity, did the cam get rotated in the Cam Unit as indicated by the first illustration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    As a curiosity, did the cam get rotated in the Cam Unit as indicated by the first illustration?

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    Not sure?

    I turned the post with the clip on it that the cam rides on.

    Edit: to clarify, you can assemble the cam upside down, but it doesn't even come close to working if you do.

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